IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1504: A Frenchman in Portugal: Bishop Hugh of Porto and the Transformations of the North-Western Iberian Peninsula in the 12th Century, 1112-1136

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Organiser:Francesco Renzi, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Moderator/Chair:Francesco Renzi, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Paper 1504-aThe Ecclesiastical Geography of Northern Portugal, 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Luís Carlos Amaral, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1504-bOporto versus Coimbra and Braga: Bishop Hugo's Struggle for Diocesan Frontiers
(Language: English)
Andrea Mariani, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) / Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1504-cThe Birth of a Chancery: The Role of Bishop Hugo in the Diocese of Porto
(Language: English)
Maria João de Oliveira e Silva, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The aim of this session is to study Bishop of Oporto Hugh, a key figure to understand the transformation of Portugal of the 12th century. Hailing from France, he was archdeacon in Compostela under Diego Gelmírez and consecrated bishop by Maurice of Braga, Hugh dealt with the most important problems of his time: the conflict between the See of Compostela and Braga; the political evolution of the County of Portugal and the Bishopric restoration; the relations with the Papacy. The study of Hugh will reveal a very peculiar image of an Iberian medieval Bishop: clergyman; politician, writer and tireless traveller.